Thursday, July 17, 2014

Time Well Spent

I would rather do without than have someone else teach and spend the day with my kids. I enjoy being with my girls, even on the hard days.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Breastfeeding Part 1

I wanted to share this in hopes that I might help any misinformed new moms that may be trying or planning to nurse their baby. If you are pregnant and plan to nurse, please read now. Believe me it will be much easier to find and read this info now, instead of when you are frustrated tired and holding a screaming baby.

Let me just begin this post by saying that. I appreciate nurses and all that they do. I know  that they are really busy. I'm sure  most of the hard work and emotional stress they endure on their jobs is, to say the least exhausting. I am not in any way bashing or judging nurses.

Now for the question....  How do you go into the hospital have your first baby, leave that hospital, and have not been told how to unlatch the baby.

Well actually I know how. This happened to a friend of mine just recently. She never actually nursed the baby at the hospital because she couldn't get him to latch on correctly. So I guess since they were not standing there watching when she finally did get  him to latch then they didn't think to tell her.

Now let me tell you if you have no experience with nursing a little one. Then you may not be aware that they don't just let go. You DO NOT  just pull them off. When a baby nurses they create a suction sort of like when you are really thirsty and you guzzle from a water bottle and the sides of  the bottle begin to go in and your lips sort of suction to the bottle. You don't just pull the bottle from your lips you break the suction first, right.
 Well when you are done nursing your little one or it hurts to bad in the beginning and you just want to stop the baby from nursing for a minute. You have to break the suction. It is very simple to do. Just take your pinkie that's what we call it here, lol  (yeah your little finger) slide into the corner of the baby's mouth beside your breast until the suction breaks, then remove your breast quickly.

If you plan to breastfeed, please learn all you can now, before you baby arrives. I was one of those moms that thought. "If God made us to breastfeed our babys' it will come natural, I will know what to do" HAAA! After that first failure I learned my lesson, and  when I got the second chance with baby number 2 I spent a lot of time learning. It does not come natural to every mom and baby and it is hard for some. However don't be discouraged, if you are willing to learn and very determined you can successfully nurse you baby.

Series on Breastfeeding

I was talking with a friend the other day. She is trying to breastfeed her baby and she has had a rough start. I got to thinking about all the misconceptions about breastfeeding that I keep hearing from new moms. As well as from well meaning family and friends that tell these new moms some of the wrong things.

 I was thinking I wish I had a way to inform and help them out. Maybe a few more babys' could be nurtured by their mama's milk. If they just had more of the correct information. So I decided to do a blog post. Then I realized this will take way more than a post. Instead I plan to do a series on Breastfeeding/Nursing.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Why is "Stuff" so important to so many people? Why does it really matter if you have a 150 name brand purse or not. Why does it really matter if you have a 1500 inch flat screen? There was a time when some of these things were important to me. Now, not so much.

What about you?

Friday, January 6, 2012

Wow, I can't believe Karabeth Mayla is 7 months already. It seems as though, I can almost see my children change and grow right before my eyes. I try so hard to take it all in, to enjoy every moment. I try to memorize there little faces. The first 3 months seemed so hard at the time. Nursing every 30 minutes and holding a baby almost constantly you get tired. You begin to think how will I ever get anything else done. Then it begins to get easier, you put the baby down to get a million other things done. Then you blink and gasp, you realize that in only 4 short months you will be needing to plan a 1st birthday party. Time flies, so make memories.

Here are some pictures to get you caught up.

Friday, December 2, 2011

What you thought you would never do.

As I journey through life I find there are things I end up doing, that I never that I would do. Its silly how when you are younger you think that you would never do certain things. For example I use to think that sewing was something only older ladies done ( no offense ladies). Now I love to sew, quilt and find myself looking for time to fit it in and yet it lyes there undone most days. Now I would jump and change my schedule for a chance to sit down and soak up some quilting/sewing knowledge from one of these special ladies. This post is not suppose to be about sewing through, this post is about something else I thought I would never do.

Cloth diapering, yes you read that right. I am using cloth diapers and I actually like it. When I first heard about it, the images that fill my head were of plain white pieces of cloth that you fold and I couldn't imagine how that could keep in a mess.

Well I am here to tell you that cloth diapers have come a long way. They are sort of like cars you can get the basic or the fully loaded.(lol) They have diapers now that  you put on just like a disposable only it is cloth. There are so many different types of cloth diapers it can make your head spin. Hopefully I can do some reviews of some of the ones I have tried for you here. One of the best retailers for cloth or and lots of other natural products I have found is Jack Be Natural they have the best customer service, ever. No they didn't pay me to say that.

Just life

I need to update my profile since its says I am a mother of 2. Obviously from previous post you can tell that I am now a mother of 3. So I'm sure you can understand why I have not blogged for a while. I hope you understand dear readers. I'm not gonna make any promises about how much I am gonna blog now because I know me, I will just say that since it is my priority to put my family first. I will do my best.

Schooling and just life has kept us super busy. I have found that I just can't seem to get or keep the house clean. I have tried decluttering over and over again. I don't have a problem living with less, or a minimalist lifestyle as some call it. I can get rid of stuff pretty easy. However when you live with 4 other people who also need things and don't like to declutter as much as you do it can make it a lot harder.  I love to organize and find new places and ways to store things so I will be working on that and cleaning out my closet in the next few weeks. When we moved things out of the extra room/sewing room/playroom for the baby room (that she hardly uses) almost everything that I didn't get rid of ended up in my closet. It's bad believe me I can hardly walk in there.
Maybe its not the stuff maybe I just need to step it up a bit.